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KILCUMMIN LAUNCHES LIFE-SAVING NETWORK

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THE ribbons were last week cut on the three newly installed Public Access Defibrillators in the Kilcummin Parish, in Coolick and Anabla National Schools and at the village’s post office.
The hard-working members of Kilcummin Defibrillator Group, consisting of William Fleming, Derek O Leary, Sheila O’Connor, Johnny Guerin and Senator Maire Moloney have been busy fundraising over the last nine months and with the support of the local community and the Killarney Credit Union, they have purchased and erected the 3 units in prominent locations in the Kilcummin locality.
“We are delighted to have three units erected in such a short space of time,” said William Fleming. “We imagined it would take longer to fund raise the amount of money required, but it seems the people of Kilcummin understand the importance of having these life saving devices available and have supported us in a manner that sees the three units in place.”
Derek O'Leary, another member of the group and who is well known and involved in many of the existing defibrillator groups and CPR training initiatives in Kerry, also pointed out the training sessions organised to support the use of the defibrillators.
“We have arranged two dates to facilitate the community in learning the skills of CPR and defibrillator use. Thursday the 9th of June at 7.30pm and Saturday the 18th of June at 9.30am are the dates scheduled for the training and both courses will be held in the Kilcummin GAA Club House. We hope that we will have a large turnout on both dates and at a cost of just €10 per person, its great value for this 2 hour Irish Heart Foundation course that could help save a persons life”.
“We are encouraging everyone in Kilcummin to make themselves aware of the locations of the units which are located on Coolick and Anabla national schools and Kilcummin Post Office. The first 10 minutes of a cardiac event are critical and to be prepared is a huge part of a positive outcome. These units are available for use by the general public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year,” said Derek.

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Ireland’s newest and toughest cycle will be a thrilling challenge

Ireland’s newest cycling event comes to Kenmare this month with an exciting and challenging course for the experienced cyclist. Already attracting attention within cycling communities around the country, Velo Kenmare […]

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Ireland’s newest cycling event comes to Kenmare this month with an exciting and challenging course for the experienced cyclist.

Already attracting attention within cycling communities around the country, Velo Kenmare will tackle some of Kerry’s toughest climbs and highest mountain passes.

Taking place on October 22, Velo Kenmare is an 135km timed loop route starting and finishing in Kenmare. The total climbing distance is 1,650m, and organisers hope to appeal to serious cyclists who are looking for a new and thrilling challenge.

No stranger to cycling events, Velo Kenmare is being managed by Elite Events Management, who also successfully deliver iconic cycling events Wicklow 200, Ride Dingle and the Ring of Beara Cycle.
Cyclists are encouraged to register for Velo Kenmare on the Velo Cycle Ireland website www.velocycleireland.ie but places are limited for the enjoyment and safety of all participants, and anyone interested is urged to sign up soon as places are filling up.

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​​​​The tough enough mountain climbs are over Molls Gap, Ballaghbeama Pass, Ballaghasheen and Coomakista. The route will take in breathtaking scenery Kenmare is famous for, and incorporating some of the most stunning parts of the Wild Atlantic Way and Ring of Kerry. It is hoped visitors to the cycle event will be encouraged to stay for a few days, and will all be given €20 vouchers or ‘Velo Dollars’ to spend in local shops which will be redeemable against goods and services in Kenmare.

Riders will be allotted a time slot to allow for a staggered start, taking them along a fully marshalled route, with medical cover, bike mechanic support, and hot food and entertainment at the finish in Kenmare.

Making its mark, Velo Kenmare participant race packs will come inside a yellow Velo Kenmare water bottle and finishers’ medals are in the shape of a yellow cow bell. Prizes will be awarded for the quickest top three male and top three female finishers, and fastest male and female will be awarded the title of King and Queen of the Kerry Mountains.

Experienced cyclists are encouraged to take on this exciting new challenge, testing themselves and their clubmates for the fastest finish across these four gruelling climbs, through some of the most beautiful landscape in the country for the best welcome back at the finish.

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Additional Flat fixture for Killarney Races next week

Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10). This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October […]

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Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10).

This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October 5) with declarations to run to be made by 10am this Saturday (October 8).

The race programme details for this fixture are on the HRI RAS website www.hri.ie.

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